Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair, Panera push the mobile commerce experience forward

Wayfair is hot for mobile as it's allowing the retail home furnishing seller to drive an enhanced customer experience that is proving rewarding for the bottom line. Fast casual Panera is also benefiting from the mobile tech evolution and new digital tools are paying for themselves in terms of sales growth.

Walmart Store No 8 incubator advances VR strategy

Walmart Store No 8 incubator advances VR strategy

Walmart is fulfilling a big part of its one-year-old technology incubation strategy by buying a virtual reality startup. As a leader notes, it's just the start of what Walmart hopes to accomplish with emerging technologies at its Store No 8.

Rent the Runway taps kiosks, scanners to boost in-store digital experience

Rent the Runway taps kiosks, scanners to boost in-store digital experience

Consumer fashion rental company is pumping up its retail customer experience with the help of Aila Technologies.

Insights from NRF's Big Show: Key retail tech trends to watch for in 2018

Insights from NRF's Big Show: Key retail tech trends to watch for in 2018

Matt Sebek, vice president of digital, World Wide Technology Asynchrony Labs, pinpoints the big trends coming into play for customer experience from NRF's Big Show held in January.

CVS Health all about the customer, seamless retail experience

CVS Health all about the customer, seamless retail experience

CVS Health Executive VP and President Helena Foulkes shares insight on the retailer's multi-pronged strategy to boost the customer experience and meet every need of a family's chief medical officer.

Authenticity, change big focus points for retail start-up entrepreneurs

Authenticity, change big focus points for retail start-up entrepreneurs

While five company founders sell everything from beauty products and pizza to retail items and ice cream, they share similar goals when it comes to delivering the next-generation retail customer experience.

CES 2018 reveals how retail is changing

CES 2018 reveals how retail is changing

Anyone attending CES 2018 this year couldn't but help notice the annual conference revealed one big truth, writes industry analyst Jeff Kagan. That big truth is that retail is changing big time.

Amazon Go disrupts, re-invents, elevates the customer experience

Amazon Go disrupts, re-invents, elevates the customer experience

Amazon's supermarket, which boasts a cashier-less checkout, is open to the masses after a year in beta with Seattle-based company employees. Industry pundits, not surprisingly, have a lot to say about the public launch.

Why Levi's isn't acting its age when it comes to retail customer experience

Why Levi's isn't acting its age when it comes to retail customer experience

The self-described, 165-year-old fashion icon is way beyond just selling jeans these days.

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart chief: Retail is about change, customer experience a team sport

Walmart CEO/President Doug McMillon says the top brick-and-mortar retailer can't afford to get comfortable as it has a lot of work to do and remains committed to founder Sam Walton's vision and philosophy when it comes to the customer experience.

Frictionless online payment remains elusive for retailers

Frictionless online payment remains elusive for retailers

A CES panel explored the challenges of payments technology, including the friction with online payments, glitches in online payment systems, the lack of retail locations that accept mobile payments and problems specific to cross-border payments.

'Grocery on wheels' may be supermarket delivery game changer

'Grocery on wheels' may be supermarket delivery game changer

Self-driving vehicles that deliver fresh produce and allow consumers to place orders via an app and then physically pick their own produce could be the long-sought answer for online produce delivery.

Everywhere and nowhere: Online retailers lagging behind on contactability

Everywhere and nowhere: Online retailers lagging behind on contactability

Chris Robinson, CEO at Yonder Digital Group, offers up insight on new research that reveals online-only retailers still have a way to go when it comes to making themselves available.

The changing world of retail: 4 ways to defend against Amazon

The changing world of retail: 4 ways to defend against Amazon

Jeff Anulewicz, executive strategy director at MXM, explains how retailers, both online and offline, need to crack Amazon's dominance of the retail landscape.

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

Why Amazon may lose its influencer title in 2018

While the ecommerce retailer won top shopping destination this past holiday season, and dozens of headlines related its innovations, Amazon is not immune to fail as industry watchers see more than a few weak spots in its influencer armor.

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

Industry experts offer up 2018 predictions on retail customer experience

With the close of 2017, a year which brought big news in retail customer experience strategy, technology and trends, Retail Customer Experience shares a hefty list of industry watcher expectations for the new year.

2017 retail influencer: Amazon

2017 retail influencer: Amazon

Customer experience is the dominant strategy in retail, and Amazon dominated in 2017 by innovating on everything from supply chain to faster delivery to expanding its reach via traditional brands to paving new roads in consumer purchase.

2017 in review: Walmart, Buffet, Target led top read news

2017 in review: Walmart, Buffet, Target led top read news

The top five news items on Retail Customer Experience in 2017 focused primarily on big brand retail news and insight offered by big names.

Why omnichannel is a must and how to make it successful

Why omnichannel is a must and how to make it successful

Roger Niederer, head of merchant services, SIX Payment Services, explains why providing a seamless payment experience, that can follow the customer along their journey across the plethora of touch points, is essential for a merchant to succeed in the marketplace.

Best Buy embraces innovative tech to deliver a richer customer experience

Best Buy embraces innovative tech to deliver a richer customer experience

The electronics retailer is prepping enhanced text communication by tapping the emerging communication protocol, Rich Communications Services, to provide deeper information to consumers and enhance the customer connection.

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